|St. Brigid's Active School Flag||
Our first Active School Week was a really great success, full of fun and activity. Pupils, staff and parents in St. Brigid's really embraced it and the wonderful weather helped a lot. Thanks to all the A.S.F committee for doing a super job all week and indeed all the pupils and staff who helped out so much. A huge thank you to the parents who helped with the different activities too. Here are some photographs of our 20 km challenge. More photo's and video to follow soon.
St. Brigid's first Active School Week will take place the week of April 20th - April 24th. We are very excited about it and have lots of things planned. We will be doing circuit training before school, dancing at yard time, doing active homework, having a jersey day, taking part in a 20 km challenge and much more. Ms Edwards is basing all her computer classes on physical activity too. We hope you all enjoy it. Here are some pictures of girls from our committee measuring the hockey pitch in preparation for the 20 km challenge. Some words from our committee:
"We can't wait until next week. I am really looking forward to the Jersey day and the run. It is going to be a busy and fun filled week. We have been working hard to prepare for it but it's all been really fun." Lucie and Ellen
Both third classes were invited down to St. Mary's secondary school today for a fun filled 2 hours of activity. The transition year students organised and ran the event in the hockey pitch helped by Ms. Boran. The girls played parachute games, did hockey drills, danced and really had a wonderful time. We are very grateful to the girls in St. Marys for inviting us down and helping us to get active. See the slideshow below for photographs and click on the 'Be Active' link to bring you to a short video clip. Well done 3rd class.
We've been tying our Active Schools work into Seachtain na Gaeilge. Last week all our songs for 'Drop Everything and Dance' were 'as Gaeilge'. Bhí gach duine ag damhsa sa seomra ranga agus amach sa chlós. On Monday pupils and staff were dressed in 'éadaí glas' and all classes took part in a parade around the school with our favourite tunes playing. It was a lot of fun. Thanks to Ms. Ryan for organising it and to everyone who took part.
Our Parent's Association pedal powered cinema event was a fantastic success. It took place last Sunday and everyone had a great time. Tickets sold out, they were almost oversubscribed with cyclists and the kids really enjoyed the movie as well as watching their parents and teachers cycling. Thanks to all our volunteer cyclists for their time and sponsorship and also to those who attended the event or bought wattage to support it. A huge thank you must go to Susan Nolan and all the Parents Association for the huge amount of effort they put in raise money for the school. They've also really helped us with our active flag work by undertaking this venture. Click on the picture to see pictures from the day on the PA blog.
Ms O Donoghue's and Ms Miley's classes have been taking part in some cosmic yoga lessons recently. They are really enjoying it and learning lots of yoga through fun videos. It is active, relaxing and a nice break from work. It's a great idea and some other classes might try it out too.
If you want to try some Cosmic Yoga have a look at this video and follow the instructions.